Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Afternoon Briefs: Judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium; lawyer’s dogged determination brings cash
Feb 26, 2021, 03:10 pm CST

Pandemic and financial stress could push some lawyers to act unethically, experts warn
Feb 26, 2021, 12:01 pm CST

Judges with corporate and prosecution backgrounds are more likely to rule against workers, study says
Feb 26, 2021, 11:34 am CST

Group sues Yale over race-conscious admissions and seeks cert in Harvard suit
Feb 26, 2021, 10:23 am CST

In growing trend, suits seek to hold motel operators liable for human trafficking
Feb 25, 2021, 01:42 pm CST

Judges tell of case delays, high caseloads as House committee considers expanding judgeships
Feb 25, 2021, 12:08 pm CST

Former college student who claims he was beaten by officers loses ‘loophole’ case in Supreme Court
Feb 25, 2021, 10:57 am CST

State AG faces impeachment for fatal car crash; ‘his face came through your windshield,’ cop says
Feb 25, 2021, 09:45 am CST

Judge refuses to block forfeiture of retirement account of former BigLaw partner
Feb 25, 2021, 09:24 am CST

Suits multiply over Texas power outages; is power grid operator protected by sovereign immunity?
Feb 24, 2021, 12:11 pm CST

2nd Circuit won’t consider reinstating suit alleging refusal to hire felons amounts to hiring bias
Feb 24, 2021, 10:28 am CST

Suspended lawyer admits stealing from ex-wife, former mother-in-law by opening credit cards in their names
Feb 24, 2021, 09:50 am CST

Grandparents can recover emotional distress damages under ‘zone of danger’ rule, top state court rules
Feb 24, 2021, 09:14 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Election lawyer referred for court discipline; public defender waiting list declared unconstitutional
Feb 23, 2021, 04:39 pm CST

Illinois will end cash bail, require police body cameras in criminal justice overhaul signed by governor
Feb 23, 2021, 02:52 pm CST

Lawyer who fled US pleads guilty after he’s accused of repeatedly billing state for over 24 hours per day
Feb 23, 2021, 11:28 am CST

Barrett, Kavanaugh didn’t join conservative dissenters who called for SCOTUS to hear election challenge
Feb 23, 2021, 10:54 am CST

Prisoner who filed pro se appeal of his enhanced sentence wins Supreme Court review
Feb 23, 2021, 09:01 am CST

Nation’s oldest, longest-serving juvenile lifer is released from prison at age 83
Feb 23, 2021, 09:00 am CST

‘I am not the president’s lawyer’: Garland says he wouldn’t be swayed by politics as attorney general
Feb 22, 2021, 03:35 pm CST

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